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A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Director:

Lee Isaac Chung

Writer:

Lee Isaac Chung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan S. Kim ... David (as Alan Kim)
Yeri Han ... Monica
Noel Cho ... Anne (as Noel Kate Cho)
Steven Yeun ... Jacob
Darryl Cox ... Mr. Harlan
Esther Moon ... Mrs. Oh
Ben Hall ... Dowsing Dan
Eric Starkey ... Randy Boomer
Will Patton ... Paul
Yuh-Jung Youn ... Soonja (as Yuh-jung Youn)
Jacob M Wade ... Johnnie (as Jacob Wade)
James Carroll ... Brother Roy
Jenny Phagan ... Bonnie
Tina Parker ... Debbie
Chloe Lee ... June

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Storyline

Yearning to own a small patch of land and be more than a chicken sexer, the ambitious paterfamilias, Jacob Yi, relocates his Korean-American family: sceptical wife, Monica, and their children, David and Anne, from California to 1980s rural Arkansas, to start afresh and capture the elusive American Dream. However, new beginnings are always challenging, and to find out what is best for the family, let alone start a 50-acre farm to grow and sell Korean fruits and vegetables, is easier said than done. But, amid sincere promises, cultural unease, fleeting hopes, and the ever-present threat of financial disaster, Jacob is convinced that he has found their own slice of Eden in the rich, dark soil of Arkansas. Can grandma Soon-ja's humble but resilient minari help the Yi family figure out their place in the world? Written by Nick Riganas

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt was one of the executive producers of the film. See more »

Goofs

Modern cars are visible in one shot as the family drives through town. See more »

Quotes

Soonja: You're crying again? Because of anchovies?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Elon Musk/Miley Cyrus (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

Rain Song
Written by Emile Mosseri and Stefanie Y. Hong
Performed by Emile Mosseri and Yeri Han
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User Reviews

 
Delightful

Minari brings us into the lives of a Korean family living in Arkansas. They live a simple life, but are faced with all the challenges that come with trying to live a simple life. The screenplay and performance of the cast fill this movie with emotion. But it's hardly ever anything grand or amazing. The film reminds us of the importance of our family, hard work, and faith. All this with a great score make it a delightful viewing.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

12 February 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minari See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$193,460, 14 February 2021

Gross USA:

$2,964,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,000,265
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Plan B Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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